Soldier’s Joy

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Soldier’s Joy

Progressive Sicilian circle, couple facing couple around the room.
A1 All Advance + Retire
Swing Your Opposite
Couples advance 4 steps and retire.
Swing your opposite in a ballroom hold clockwise.
A2 Men Change
Swing Your Partner
Swing Other Way
Men change places passing back-to-back.
Swing your partner in a ballroom hold anti-clockwise.
Change hands and swing your partner clockwise
B1 Ladies ChainChain Back Ladies chain, changing places by taking right hands as they pass, then taking the opposite man’s left hand, he puts his right hand on her waist and turns her around him anti-clockwise.
Ladies chain back to place.
B2 Advance and Retire
Pass Through
Couples advance and retire.
Pass through by the right shoulder, to face a new couple.
32 bar tunes AABB Dancers can find the tune Soldier’s Joy hard to fit to the dance. Use another reel with distinct part changes and beat, until the dancers get the timing.

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